Covid infections are expected to peak at the turn of February and March, with a possible daily infection rate of around 5,000, a deputy health minister said on TV on Thursday.
The new Omicron variant, known officially as XBB.1.5 or by its subvariant nickname, Kraken, is highly contagious but does not appear to pose a greater threat than the original Omicron, the spokesperson for Poland’s health ministry has said.
Poland recorded 2,451 confirmed coronavirus cases and 36 deaths between January 19 and January 25, 2023, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.
Poland recorded 2,024 confirmed coronavirus cases and 51 deaths between January 12 and January 18, 2023, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.
In the first half of January, Poland recorded over 559,000 cases or suspected cases of influenza and 33 deaths from the disease, data from the National Institute of Public Health - State Research Institute show.
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Poland recorded 2,229 confirmed coronavirus cases and 60 deaths between January 5 and January 11, 2023, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.
Poland recorded 3,390 confirmed coronavirus cases and 74 deaths between December 29, 2022, and January 4, 2023, data released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday shows.
The rate of flu infections slowed down to two percent in the last nine days of December compared to the previous week, the health minister has said.
Regulations enforcing the mandatory wearing of masks in hospitals and pharmacies will be extended to March 31, next year.